Motley Crew Creep Top

Sunday’s Recreational League Volleyball saw everything change at the top of the table with some very close games leaving Ian McGrath’s Motley Crew as the only team with a one hundred per cent record closely followed by a “pack” of teams waiting for them to slip up.
Jayne Cafferty’s Hitting Bricks were first on court one meeting Kat Thomson’s Kinross Mongrels. Bricks had a solid win against the Kinross side to the tune of 25-10; 25-12, following this up with another powerful performance against Lewis Crockart’s Perth High “A” winning 25-9; 25-10 to keep their championship aspirations very much alive. Mongrels got back on track with a 25-9; 25-10 win against Perth High “B” who had earlier lost out to Aberfeldy 25-18; 25-17. Mary Cook’s league leaders Aberfeldy then took on Ian McGrath’s Motley Crew.  Crew “swabbed the decks” with the Breadalbane side, winning 25-13; 25-16 inflicting a first defeat of the season on Aberfeldy.  Crew then dumped Perth High “A” to top the table with an impressive 25-16; 25-22 victory.
Mark Cathro’s Kinross High School opened their Sunday evening with an exciting encounter against Susan Scott’s Plus Perth Mental Health. The first set see-sawed back and forth with nice play from both sides but Plus Perth edged it 25-23. The second set was just as close but this time the Kinross High boys won 25-22 just as the final whistle sounded for the first drawn match of the season.

Kinross High's Mitchell Brown (left) hitting past the Perth PLUS block

Kinross High’s Mitchell Brown hitting past the Perth PLUS block

Kinross High's Adam Sweeney (left) bulging the net against the Perth PLUS blockers

Kinross High’s Adam Sweeney bulging the net against the Perth PLUS blockers

Kinross High then had another close match against Innes Penman’s Hits & Giggles with H & G winning the first set 25-22 and Kinross High leading 24-16 in the second, just failing to get the draw by one set point as the final whistle went. H & G then took full points from Perth High “C” winning 25-19; 25-20.
Plus Perth then took on Kinross BB Wildcats and had an easy first set win to the tune of 25-12. The BB youngsters shocked Plus Perth at the start of the second set taking a 6-0 lead. Plus Perth battled back and the set was much more evenly contested with the score progressing to 15 points each. Plus Perth then went on a scoring run which finishing off the BB side 25-18.
Liz Angus and her Tay Pearls opened their Sunday evening against Perth High “C” and took little time in disposing of the youngsters 25-9; 25-13. The final game of the evening was another close one featuring Tay Pearls and Kinross BB Wildcats. Wilcats came from behind to pip Pearls 25-23 in the first set with Pearls reversing things in the second set to win 25-22. The third set decider went Wildcats way 15-10 to round off another fine Sunday evening’s play.

Sets            Set points
How they stand:                                                  P         W      D        L          F         A        F         A           Points

1 Motley Crew 6 6 0 0 12 0 300 201 60
2 Hitting Bricks 6 5 0 1 10 2 277 165 51
3 Aberfeldy 6 5 0 1 10 3 292 230 49
4 Kinross High School 6 3 1 2 7 4 269 220 39
5 Perth PLUS Mental Health 6 3 1 2 7 5 267 219 37
6 Kinross Mongrels 6 4 0 2 7 4 246 216 35
7 Tay Pearls 6 2 0 4 6 8 271 276 32
8 Hits & Giggles 6 3 0 3 5 5 235 257 30
9 Perth High School ‘A’ 6 2 0 4 4 8 212 266 24
10 Perth High School ‘B’ 6 1 0 5 2 10 169 287 15
11 Kinross BB Wildcats 6 1 0 5 2 11 215 305 13
12 Perth High School ‘C’ 6 0 0 6 0 12 189 300 6

This Sunday sees the Premier League teams meet for their last round of fixtures of 2015 (officiating team in brackets):

7:00 pm Team Fife    v  Hitting Bricks (Mental Blocks);   Dunfermline v Kinross Scotrange  (Eagles)
7:45 pm Mental Blocks v Eagles (Kintronics)                    Dunfermline v Hitting Bricks (Dodgy Spikers)
8:30 pm Mental Blocks v Kintronics (Team Fife)              Dodgy Spikers v Kinross Scotrange (Dunfermline)
9:15 pm Team Fife v Eagles (Kinross Scotrange)              Dodgy Spikers v Kintronics (Hitting Bricks)

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